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Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score combines with the magical choreography inspired by Lev Ivanov in an atmosphere of fantasy and the supernatural. Hoffmann's Christmas story unfolds with breathtaking splendour and beauty in the most festive and enduring of all ballets. The Royal Ballet, whose Director, Sir Anthony Dowell, plays Drosselmeyer, is joined by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
First broadcast by the BBC in December 2000.
[*]Herr Drosselmeyer - Anthony Dowell
[*]Clara - Alina Cojocaru
[*]Hans-Peter / The Nutcracker - Ivan Putrov
[*]The Sugar Plum Fairy - Miyako Yoshida
[*]The Prince - Jonathan Cope
[*]The Transformation Revealed: behind-the-scenes secrets of the spectacular Christmas tree scene
[*]Producer Sir Peter Wright on the Royal Ballet production
[*]Sir Anthony Dowell on the role of Herr Drosselmeyer
[*]Fixed wide shots of the Snowflakes and Transformation scenes
A French subtitle pack for the DVD extras can be downloaded here, and a German subtitle pack can be found here. There are no English subtitles on the DVD.
An uncompressed ISO version, which includes menus, full resolution video and surround sound audio is available here.
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